The crowd holds hands during a prayer vigil for Shamari Jenkins, who was shot and killed in Hartford.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Friends and family held a vigil for a woman who was shot and killed in Hartford's north end on Monday.
A crowd of about 60 to 70 people gathered Wednesday to honor and remember 21-year-old Sharmari Jenkins, of East Hartford, and her unborn baby.
Police said Jenkins, who was four months pregnant, was found shot in her car near the intersection of Magnolia and Matger streets at about 1 a.m.
She was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.
Jenkins, who was about to start a nursing job, was driving the car and had a passenger with her at the time of the shooting, police said. Friends told Eyewitness News that the passenger was her boyfriend.
He is cooperating with the police investigation.
A makeshift memorial was set up at the area where Jenkins was shot.
No arrests have been made at this time. Police are investigating whether drugs were a factor in the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Hartford police at 860-722-TIPS.
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